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Jazz Ensembles - Audition

These classes are designed for students who wish to develop confident improvisation, aural and sight reading skills. They provide an ensemble-based environment for the development of personal jazz skills, along with an understanding of the dynamics at work in a small performance group. Typically there will be drums, electric bass, piano, horns (trumpet, alto, tenor) and guitar as the usual line-up. Other instruments are welcome (vibes, flute etc). During the term: Drummers will... [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Jazz Ensembles - Audition

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For adults (minimum age 16)

THIS IS A LIVE AUDITION

JAZZ ENSEMBLES COMMENCE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

  • Monday 29 July 6-8pm            (tutor - Andrew Dickeson)
  • Tuesday 30 July 6-8pm           (tutor - Brendan Clarke)
  • Wednesday 31 July- 6-8pm   (tutor - Mariela Mulder)
  • Thursday 1 August 6-8pm      (tutor - Michael Bartolomei)

Any woodwind or brass instrument will be considered for the 'horn' positions.

The fee for the 8 week term is $560. If you enrol for an audition by 24 June (end of early bird offer) you will only pay the Early Bird rate for the term $492.80 (12% discount), providing you are successful at audition. If you are a full time student or hold a current pension/healthcare card you are eligible for a 15% discount. You can enter your ID number at checkout to receive this discount. PLEASE NOTE: We will only audition positions that are vacant. Current students have first option to re-enrol. We will inform you if there are no spots available to audition for asap and refund your audition fee.

Please let us know your instrument when you enrol.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Soul Ensemble -Audition

These classes are designed to introduce the student to a broad range of classic Soul and Rhythm ’n’ Blues music styles. Key features of this broad genre are revealed through the performance of historically important repertoire from the 1950s/60s/70s through to the present era. Vocalists gain experience singing both lead and harmony parts, while rhythm section players learn to create authentic grooves that will move an audience. Horn players learn to work as a section, punctuating... [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Soul Ensemble -Audition

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THIS IS A LIVE AUDITION

** For adults (minimum age 16)

The fee for the 8 week term is $560. If you enrol for an audition by 24 June (end of early bird offer), you will only pay the Early Bird rate of $492.80 for the term (12% discount), providing you are successful at audition. If you are a full time student or hold a current pension/healthcare card you are eligible for a 15% discount. Call office for more info.
PLEASE NOTE: We will only audition positions that are vacant. Current students have first option to re-enrol. We will inform you if there are no spots available to audition for asap and refund your audition fee currently . For adults (minimum age 16)

Classes will be on:

Tuesday nights from 30 July with Darren Heinrich

Thursday nights from 1 August with Nick Hoorweg

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT INSTRUMENT YOU ARE PLAYING FOR THE AUDITION

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Piano for Beginners Level 3

Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, level 3 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic technical work and piano pieces in varying hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of technical work, finger training, sight reading skill, pedal use, basic chord symbol reading, and exploration of basic piano literature in... [More]
$530 $466.40 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 3

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Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, level 3 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar

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For adults (minimum age 16)
This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
Entry: by prior enrolment in Piano for Beginners Level 2

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Jazz Piano: First Steps Level 2

Students will be extending the knowledge and skills that they gained in the level 1 course.  By studying classic jazz tunes from the Great American Songbook and by many of the jazz masters, students will develop a deeper understanding of jazz harmony as well as melodies and rhythms unique to the jazz idiom. The skills of voicing chords and voice leading will be developed further as well as learning jazz language to help with improvisation and jazz feel. Different styles, including... [More]
$530 $466.40 Limited inc GST
Jazz Piano: First Steps Level 2

<p>Students will be extending the knowledge and skills that they gained in the level 1 course.  By studying classic jazz tunes from the <em>Great American Songbook</em> and by many of the jazz masters

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This is a face to face class held in our piano lab at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Impro Basics

This course is designed for musicians with no background in improvisation. You will need some basic level of understanding how to read music and chord charts. It provides students with an opportunity to learn elementary theoretical concepts, historical knowledge and basic skills in the art of jazz improvisation. Students will learn to: Put into practice theoretical knowledge of harmony and scales Train their ear to recognise chords and scales Perform technical exercises for... [More]
$560 $492.80 Limited inc GST
Impro Basics

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<p>This course is designed for musicians with no background in improvisation. You will need some basic level of understanding

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For adults (minimum age 16)
This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
Entry Level: Ability to read simple melody line and chord symbol charts.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO:
2 pianos (2 spaces left for this term)
2 guitars  (2 spaces eft for this term)
1 bass (2 spaces left for this term) 

We can also accept any number of horns or other instruments.

We will update the availability of places as enrolments are received.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Piano for Beginners Level 2

Level 2 is designed for the intermediate beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic scales and playing pieces in 5 finger hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of technical work, finger training and exploration of basic piano literature in varying hand positions, as well as ensemble playing. The course will be taken at a speed, best supplemented with 20... [More]
$530 $466.40 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 2

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<p>Level 2 is designed for the intermediate beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium buildingFor adults (minimum age 16)

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Songwriting Workshop - level 2

Cassandra Long is a singer, educator, writer, and performer based in Sydney, Australia. Having graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Songwriting and Music Production. She currently lectures at Berklee Online, provides song feedback for the YouTube channel How To Write Songs, and performs in indie/folk duo, Walt Grace. As a mentor, Cassandra is passionate about supporting writers while they hone their craft, using tools and techniques to... [More]
$480 $422.40 Limited inc GST
Songwriting Workshop - level 2

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For adults (minimum age 16)

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Piano for Beginners Level 4

Level 4 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic technical work and piano pieces in varying hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course exploring popular and movie music. The course will include technical work, music reading, basic chord symbol comprehension, pedal technique, and basic music writing/composition to start getting your... [More]
$530 $466.40 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 4

<p>Level 4 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic technical work and piano pieces in

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Piano for Beginners Level 1

Never played piano before? Keen to learn? Piano for Beginners Level 1 is a group class designed for the absolute beginner. By the end of the course you will be able to find your way around the keyboard, play simple tunes and accompaniments and understand the basics of good piano technique. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of note reading, finger training and exploration of basic piano literature, as well as basic ensemble playing. Level 1 will cover... [More]
$530 $466.40 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 1

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<p>Never played piano before? Keen to learn? Piano for Beginners Level 1 is a group class designed for the absolute beginner.

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium buildingFor adults (minimum age 16)

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Rising Stars Audition - Piano

Please join the waiting list to be notified when audition applications are opened. Eligibility: Applications are invited from students who have been playing their instrument for at least two years and are over the age of 6. Round One: Video recording Applicants are required to present two contrasting pieces of your own choice showing a range of musical and technical skill; a study and a piece are recommended. The recording should be no longer than 10 minutes and recorded within the... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.